Lynn M. Merrill
Mrs. Lynn Merrill of Wilmington, DE and Cape Coral, FL, passed away peacefully in her home on Monday, December 10, 2018 at the age of 68. Lynn was born on April 26, 1950 in Wilmington, DE.
She attended Brandywine High School, and then went on to graduate from the University of Delaware. She began her career as a legal secretary at a local Wilmington law firm, and then went on to work in various capacities at DuPont for 33 years. Lynn worked in the legal and international customer service departments for many years, and then she moved into project management at DuPont Dow Elastomers where she enjoyed traveling to Europe and Asia. Lynn was an avid reader and competitive card player. Also, a sun-lover, she thoroughly enjoyed days at the beach, sitting by the pool, and taking morning walks in her Florida neighborhood. Lynn was the life of the party, a huge Eagles fan, a compassionate friend, a devoted wife to Bobby, and a loving mother and grandmother.
Lynnis survived by her husband of 26 years, Bobby Merrill; her sister, Sue Wollard (Jim); her daughter, Carrie von Koch (Kurt) and granddaughters Emma, Olivia, Lexie and Katie; her stepson, Grant Merrill (Lisa) and grandchildren Lucy and Will; her nephew, Blaine Orth and niece, Carly Zych.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Jean and John (Ralph) Collison and step-son, Christopher Merrill.
Lynn began an uphill battle with pancreatic cancer in early June, and new struggles seemed to present themselves every week. As in life, she tackled her cancer with strength and a can-do spirit.
Family and friends are invited to gather and celebrate Lynn at 11:00 AM on Saturday, December 22, 2018 at Hope Hospice Chapel, 2430 Diplomat Parkway E., Cape Coral, FL 33909.
There will be an additional memorial service at 11:00 AM on Friday, January 18, 2019 at the McCrery & Harra Funeral Home, 3924 Concord Pike, Wilmington, DE 19803.Family and friends are invited to gather and visit with Lynn’s family prior to the service at 10 AM.
Interment will be at 1:00 PM at the Veterans Memorial Cemetery, 2465 Chesapeake City Road, Bear, DE 19701.
In lieu of flowers, contributions to the American Cancer Society would be greatly appreciated: 4575 Via Royale, # 110, Fort Myers, FL 33919.
Mullins Memorial Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Cape Coral, is entrusted with final care.